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The Saber's Edge: A Look at Batted Ball Profiles

Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman

Jeff Zimmerman writes about all things Baseball for RotoWire. He also handles scouting and reporting for Jeff also contributes to, and

When evaluating pitchers, most of the focus ends up on strikeout percentage (K%) and walk percentage (BB%) – and for good reason.

These two stats give us a good idea of a pitcher's baseline skills and overall value.

This week, I am going to look beyond those metrics and examine batted ball data, specifically, groundball percentage (GB%) and infield flyball percentage (IFFB%). I will show the normal ranges for these types of batted balls, and look at a few pitchers at the extreme ends of the spectrum.

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